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Sutra on the Eight Realizations of Great Beings by Thich Nhat Hanh

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Sutra at the 8 Realizations of the good Beings explains the virtues of simplicity, generosity, and compassion.

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Wherever you go, you will always be greeted with respect and revered by happy crowd of dear friends. 8. Ignorant people will grow wiser, unhealthy people will grow healthier, trouble people will feel happier, and woman can become man in their next life, if they wish to do so. 9. You will escape from the three lower realms, and always be reborn in wholesome place, with a handsome upright appearance and unusually fine character. You will enjoy supreme happiness and abundant wealth. 10. You will be able to plant innumerable roots of goodness in the blessed minds of all living beings.

Suffering inflicted by vengeful enemies, made in the past, will be avoided and the merit derived from printing sutras will allow these enemies to receive the benefits of Dharma, and thereby untie the bond of hatred. 4. Evil ghosts and other yaksha-ghosts cannot encroach on you; poisonous snakes or man-eating beasts cannot harm you. 5. You will have a peace of mind. During the day you will meet with no danger, and at night you will have no bad dreams. Your complexion will be healthy, smooth and moist.

Gods and other people will immediately take a liking to things you do or say. Wherever you go, you will always be greeted with respect and revered by happy crowd of dear friends. 8. Ignorant people will grow wiser, unhealthy people will grow healthier, trouble people will feel happier, and woman can become man in their next life, if they wish to do so. 9. You will escape from the three lower realms, and always be reborn in wholesome place, with a handsome upright appearance and unusually fine character.

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